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Indians bag two bronze medals in Commonwealth Youth Games

first_imgIndians collected two bronze medals from track and field events on a relatively quiet day for them on the third day of competitions in the 5th Commonwealth Youth Games here today.Abitha Mary Manuel and Anamika Das bagged a bronze each in girls 800m race and shot put event respectively on the third and final day of athletics competitions.With the two bronze today, India’s medal count swelled to 10 (4 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze) from three days. India now slipped to seventh spot in the medal tally at the Games held at this Pacific island nation.Track and field athletes contributed two gold, one silver and three bronze in India’s total medal count.Kerala girl Manuel, another promising athlete from the stables of legendary P T Usha, clocked an impressive 2:07.33, her personal best, to finish third in girls 800m final.India got their second bronze through shot putter Anamika Das. The Uttar Pradesh girl heaved the 3kg iron ball to a personal best distance of 15.03m for the third place.The boys 800m final, however, was a big disappointment for the Indian camp as medal hope and reigning Asian youth champion Beant Singh could manage only a sixth place finish in 1:51.08.In boxing, Gaurav Solanki (52kg) was the lone Indian to enter the final even as two others were assured of a bronze medal each after losing in the semifinals.Solanki defeated England’s Brandon Daord 3-0 to make the final while Leichombam Bhimchand Singh (49kg) and Prayag Chauhan (64kg) both lost in the semifinal.advertisementIn squash, the Indian pair of Velavan Senthil Kumar and Harshit Jawanda reached the mixed doubles semifinals after defeating Benjamin Mekdel and Taylor Fernandes of Guyana 11-4, 11-5 in the quarterfinals.last_img read more